Located in Menteng, Central Jakarta, Giyanti Coffee Roastery serves the most authentic espresso based drinks. They also serves cookies and the best home made apple pie in Jakarta. Not to forget about the ambience that feels so homey that makes this coffee shop such a cool place to hang out with friends and loved ones.
Morning, good people!
[If you have time, read this]
Being quite an over-thinker, I always need an alone time, seeking for one moment of finding myself in the messy crowd of my own mind.
My blogging part of life can sometimes be quite exhausting. It certainly seems all fun & nothing serious, but that's when people are mistaken.
Despite having tons of amazing things, I learn that life doesn't always present itself the way you want it to.
Every community has its own problems, & every aspect of one's life has its own obstacles.
Having gone thru this part of my life for years, I've learned quite a few things that I want to share, as a reminder to myself, to all people that have & are going to go thru this.
~ Don't force things to work out. Instead, have faith in yourself and be persistent. If you go thru hardship & are tempted to go thru the "easy" way, remember your very first vision when starting this path.
~ Be kind, be accepting, embrace new people. People have their own problems in life, their stress and their perspective in life.
~ Don't judge and punish. Not judging is totally hard to do. It's some kind of a nature for us, humans. Without us knowing, we have a tendency to judge every single thing in life. And that's (surprisingly) normal. Why? Because humans have the thoughts of what's right and what's not. Humans have the gift of thinking and blessed with logic to walk through the uncharted, scary and unpredictable life. With what we thought we know for sure, we rarely escape judging things, people.
I see dirty corner of a restaurant, I judge. I see plain food, I judge. I see unfriendly faces, I judge.
We do that, it's fine. But, what we can do is not making those judgmental assumptions as the final verdict for those people, those situations. Because it's never fair to see things just the way you want it! It's not fair to play judge, as if you're a saint.
Be accepting, be tolerant, & be open-minded.
And lastly, it's very important that we don't become arrogant. Don't let good things make you worse. Be humble! Food-bloggers are not the Justice Bao of FnB industry. [continue at the comment section..]
Coffee shop yang satu ini punya tempat yang sangat nyaman dan dengan banyak tempat bagus buat spot foto a.k.a instagramable. Dengan membawa nuansa Bali, dari depan aja udah kerasa banget dengan dekorasi seperti patung Barong dan jalanan sempit dengan ukiran khas Bali. Coffee shop ini terdiri dari 3 section. 2 indoor buat non-smoking dan 1 outdoor buat smoking area.
Beberapa menu yang kt order di sini:
* Piccolo (Rp 43k),
* Ice Mocca Melt (Rp 48k),
* Affogato (Rp 54k),
* Carrot Cake (Rp 46k).
Untuk kopi-nya di sini bisa ada beberapa pilihan beans dan intesity-nya. Ak pilih Blue Batak dengan level strong. Ak paling suka ama Piccolo-nya. Taste coffe-nya bold banget, tapi have low acidity dengan taste dark chocolate. Very very recommended.
Sedangkan yang ak kurang suka di sini Ice Mocca Melt-nya. Walaupun menggunakan coffee beans yang sama, rasa coffe-nya kurang berasa. Bahkan sangat-sangat watery. Di sini ak juga agak kecewa dengan pelayanannya. Mengingat harga yang cukup premium, seharusnya ada pelayanan agar memberikan experience terbaik buat para konsumennya. Saat kt complain bahwa kualitas Ice Mocca Melt-nya kurang enak, barista dan waiternya malah berkelit bahwa itu gara-gara ice yang sudah mencair, bukannya berusaha mengganti minuman tersebut agar customer bisa lebih terpuaskan.
Ak berharap ke depannya Giyanti bisa memperbaiki pelayanannya ini.
Overall its still a great cafe with great coffee but lack of service to customer.
I must say, this place gotta be one of the most off-beat yet cool coffee place in Jakarta.
I've been to one too many coffee places in Jakarta and they all just look the same, serving the same drinks, pastries.
My first time yesterday and from the front it didn't look much, almost like a speakeasy. Once you walk into the back (and main area), just WOW.
a revamped and renovated old menteng house with just weird ornaments that works well with each other. Staff was great, coffee was alright. My highlight is the pastries, they are f**kin awesome. The carrot cake and/or apple pie are to die for.
the playlist is huge plus for me, I mean, who doesn't like 90's and early 2000's rock music? a genre no other coffee place I know play.
so my friends who happen to love coffee love this place. its a simple coffee place but for me (not a coffee lover), it is just okay. what best is the place. its cozy to chat, to read or doing your assignment.